Weekend Box Office Actuals: Inception Slips but Still Tops

It was the closest race yet in our weekly interactive Weekend Box Office Prophet Game with three of the five players versus Prophet predictions being decided by under $1 million. When the dust settled, the players eeked out wins over the Prophet on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Despicable Me to win the round 3-2 (view the results). As a result, top player finisher buffcubby wins a pair of Blu-ray Disc movies for finishing top by missing all 5 eligible films to predict by an average of a hair over $1 million each (view the leaderboard).

The actual weekend box office results saw Inception slip almost a million from the early weekend estimates but still easily top Salt with Angelina Jolie for the top spot. Everything else pretty much held serve from estimates. The complete top 10 weekend box office results for July 23-25, 2010 are as follows.

  • 1. Inception: $42.7m
  • 2. Salt: $36m
  • 3. Despicable Me: $23.7m
  • 4. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: $9.7m
  • 5. Toy Story 3: $8.9m
  • 6. Ramona and Beezus: $7.8m
  • 7. Grown Ups: $7.4m
  • 8. Twilight Eclipse: $7.2m
  • 9. The Last Airbender: $4.2m
  • 10. Predators: $3.1m

The next round of the Weekend Box Office Prophet Game sees Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Charlie St. Cloud with Zac Efron in a dramatic role, and the comedy Dinner for Schmucks with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd all vie to knock Inception off its pedestal.

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